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Minnesota Legislature
2015-2016 Regular Session

ELEVENTH MEETING - Ways and Means

March 16, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Knoblach, Chair, of the Ways & Means Committee, began the meeting at 10:15A.M., on March 16, 2015, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The clerk noted the roll.

Members present:


KNOBLACH, Jim, Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony, VC
ANDERSON, Sarah
CARLSON, Lyndon
DAVIDS, Greg
CORNISH, Tony
DETTMER, Bob
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
GAROFALO, Pat
GUNTHER, Bob
HACKBARTH, Tom
HAMILTON, Rod
HORNSTEIN, Frank
KAHN, Phyllis
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
LIEBLING, Tina
LOON, Jenifer
McNAMARA, Denny
MURPHY, Mary
NORNES, Bud
TORKELSON, Paul
URDAHL, Dean
WAGENIUS, Jean


Excused:
DEAN, Matt
HILSTROM, Deb
MAHONEY, Tim
PELOWSKI, Gene
POPPE, Jeanne

Representative Knoblach began the meeting at 10:15 A.M. A quorum was not present.

Myron Frans, Commissioner, Minnesota Management and Budget, and Margaret Kelly, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Management and Budget gave a presentation on the Cash Flow and Budget Reserve Accounts.

Representative Knoblach officially called the meeting to order at 10:32. A quorum was present.

Representative Knoblach moved that the minutes of March 9, 2015 be approved with the following corrections, delete one of Representative Hornstein’s name that was added twice and add Representative Wagenius name,that had been omitted. Both corrections are in the AYES section of the roll call vote. THE MINUTES, AS AMENDED, WERE APPROVED.

Testimony was given by the following individuals on what the maximum limit, the budget reserve and cash flow accounts, or spending limits for each budget category should be.

Nikki Villavicencio, SEIU Minnesota State Council
Peter Nelson, Center for the American Experiment
Representative Ryan Winkler
Susie Schatz, MN-Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
Erica Schmiel, MN Brain Injury Alliance
Kurt Rutzen, The Arc Minnesota & Steve Larson, MN Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities,
Jill Larson, MN Business Partnership
Grace Keliher, MN School Boards Association & Gary Amoroso, MN Association of School Administrators,
Sue Abderholden, NAMI Minnesota,
Darielle Dannen, Public Policy Director MCCD-Homes for All
Mary Krinkie, Minnesota Hospital Association
Beth Strinden Kadoun, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Joan Willshire, Executive Director, Minnesota Council on Disability
Paul Gammel, AFSCME

Representative Albright assumed the gavel at 12:02 P.M.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:33 P.M.





Representative Jim Knoblach, Chair




Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

1) Minnesota Management & Budget: Presentation on the Cash Flow and Budget Reserve accounts 2) House Budget Resolution: Testimony on what the maximum limit, the budget reserve and cash flow account, or spending limits for each budget category should be. The committee will take testimony only. No action will be taken. Those wishing to testify should contact the committee administrator.

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00:27 - Gavel and introductory remarks by the Chair, committee discussion. 07:08 - Minnesota Management & Budget: Presentation on the Cash Flow and Budget Reserve accounts. 1:01:49 - House Budget Resolution: Testimony on what the maximum limit, the budget reserve and cash flow account, or spending limits for each budget category should be. 2:13:32 - Committee discussion. Runs 2 hours, 17 minutes.